What’s the Board Got to Do With It? The Role of the Charter School Board in Monitoring School Performance

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Charter school governing boards are critical to the success of a charter school or Charter Management Organization (CMO). “What’s the Board Got to Do With It: The Role of the Charter School Board in Monitoring School Performance” is a go-to resource to help charter school boards in fulfilling their responsibilities related to school success. This toolkit outlines the essential components of board effectiveness, from composition to the board’s role in monitoring different elements of school performance. It also provides information on goal-setting, productive meeting management, and strategies for supporting school leaders. Finally, the toolkit offers examples to help boards measure the four key elements of school success and sample dashboards for measuring enrollment and staffing. The work of a charter school’s board matters. This resource can help boards, and the charter schools they serve, reach their fullest potential.